December 12, 2020
“The stopwatches held the answer. The announcement came – ‘Result of one Mile … time, three minutes’ – the rest lost in the roar of excitement.”
By Jason Henderson, Athletics Weekly
As part of our series on the most momentous occasions from the past 75 years to celebrate the diamond...
May 18, 2017
Bored with 5K and 10Ks? Try this perfect test of speed and endurance
By Nick Harris-Fry, Coach
In today’s metric world, the Mile is not a distance most people run all that regularly. Track athletes will sprint all manner of distances up to 1500m and road runners tackle anything from 5K...
July 18, 2013
Meet at site where Roger Bannister, in 1954, became the first man to break the 4 minute Mile barrier
By Athletics Weekly
There is little room for nostalgia in sport but the British Milers’ Club will turn back the clock when they celebrate their 50th anniversary in Oxford on Saturday, July 20....
October 31, 2012
By Donald Buraglio and Mike Dove, The Running Life
Look at any list of the top sporting accomplishments of all time, and Roger Bannister's four-minute Mile will be near the very top. It was the culmination of a quest that captivated the world, and an iconic moment that ultimately transcended...
August 08, 2012
I silently retire from competitive ghost-chasing. No longer in training, I hie to a quaint pub in downtown Oxford and, to the spirit of Roger Bannister and unbreakable barriers broken, hoist a pint.
By Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle
OXFORD, England -- The rain begins falling just as I...
June 17, 1978
There was a lengthy pause as the three timekeepers compared their watches in order to come up with the official time, and then there was the announcement, “It has happened again!”
By Craig Masback
The quest for my first sub-4 minute Mile began on the streets of Rome and finished on Oxford’s...